Connor Sturgeon was the gunman who killed four people and injured at least six others in a shooting at the Old National Bank in Louisville, Kentucky on April 20, 2023. according to a report by WVUA. The news channel confirmed to the University of Alabama that Sturgeon, a 25-year-old bank employee who attended the university, was the alleged shooter. According to the police, Stör is also dead.
The This was announced by the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department Officers responded to calls from an active gunman at around 8:30 a.m. to the downtown bank on the 300 block of East Main Street. According to the police, the “lone shooter” was found dead along with four other victims. At least six people were injured and taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, police said.
Sturgeon’s name was previously circulated on social media after he was mentioned by officers in police scanner transmissions. Police have not officially confirmed his identity. The victims, including a Louisville police officer who is in critical condition, have not been publicly identified.
Here’s what you need to know about suspected Louisville Old National Bank shooter Connor Sturgeon:
1. Connor Sturgeon called a friend and said he was going to “kill everyone in the bank,” according to Police Scanner Audio
Police scanner audio obtained from Heavy Through Transfer, revealed details of what officers were told as they responded to the scene. A dispatcher tentatively told officers that a caller said “eight to nine people were shot inside the bank” and the suspect was a white man wearing dark pants.
Deputy Chief of Police Paul Humphrey said at a press conference that the officers’ “heroic response” “absolutely saved lives.”
The dispatcher said on audio that the suspect was a 25-year-old white man who called a friend and left a voicemail saying he was going to “kill everyone in the bank” because he was having suicidal thoughts. Connor Sturgeon’s name was mentioned as a suspect according to the audio obtained from Heavy. The suspect is said to have been 6ft 4in tall, according to scanner audio.
The gunman’s mother and brother contacted police at the scene outside the bank, a police officer told the dispatcher via scanner audio obtained by Heavy. Responding officers described a chaotic scene with an “officer right in front of the bank.” Responding officers reported hearing gunshots as they arrived. At one point during the audio, gunshots can be heard in the background.
According to scanner audio, officers feared being “ambushed” as they tried to reach the wounded officer and they found several people shot dead in a conference room. Another person suffered a leg wound in a bathroom at the bank, and employees hid in a vault, the dispatch tone indicated.
2. Connor Sturgeon, who is accused of breaking into the bank with an AR-15 rifle, was Syndications Associate & Portfolio Banker at Old National Bank
On LinkedinConnor Sturgeon wrote, “I am a Syndications Associate and Portfolio Banker at Old National Bank in Louisville, having completed the ONB Commercial Banking Development Training Program in April 2022. I am certified in the RMA Lending Decision Process and have a Masters in Finance from the University of Alabama and am a member of the Young Professionals Board for Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana.”
His site says he worked as a “Syndications Associate and Portfolio Banker for Old National Bank.” Sturgeon began working at the bank as a commercial development professional in June 2021 and joined his most recent position in April 2022, according to his LinkedIn profile
“Taking on multiple roles simultaneously, including managing a business banking portfolio, building digital infrastructure for a new syndication team, and meeting with prospects and clients of all sizes,” he wrote.
A federal law enforcement source said CNN that Sturgeon used an “AR-15 style rifle”.
3. Connor Sturgeon graduated from the University of Alabama in 2020 and did an internship at the bank during his undergraduate studies
Sturgeon was also an intern at the bank from May 2018 to August 2020 and, according to his LinkedIn profile, worked at the bank for “three consecutive summers” while he was in college.
According to his LinkedIn page, he has a master’s degree in finance from the University of Alabama, Manderson Graduate School of Business, and a degree in finance and economics from the University of Alabama. Sturgeon studied in Alabama from 2016 to 2020 and also earned his master’s degree in 2020, according to LinkedIn. He highlighted an ability in Teamwork. He expressed his interest on LinkedIn for a group of young professionals in Louisville.
Sturgeon wrote on LinkedIn about participating in the Focus Louisville program in 2022: “I can’t thank the people at Leadership Louisville enough for their work over the past few days. Focus has been an insightful experience about many of the problems surrounding Louisville and the people working to solve them. One of the biggest takeaways was the amount of people working to make a positive impact in places like Junior Achievement, Goodwill, and JCTC. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and for meeting so many great people both as speakers and as classmates.”
4. Sturgeon attended Floyd Central High School in Indiana, where his father was the school’s basketball coach
According to Sturgeon’s mother’s Facebook page, Sturgeon attended Floyd Central High School in Indiana. His father, Todd Sturgeon, was the boys’ basketball coach at the school until 2022 and coached Connor Sturgeon when he was a student at the school, according to the suspect’s mother’s Facebook page.
Todd Sturgeon became a coach at Floyd Central in 2014. according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Todd Sturgeon previously coached at the University of Indianapolis. According to the Courier-Journal, Sturgeon was a 6-foot-4 sophomore in high school when his father took the job. His younger brother was in middle school at the time.
Todd Sturgeon told the newspaper: “My wife said you were always looking for a sign of whether it was the right time to do something and this time it was a sledgehammer to the head. It’s the opportunities to train my own sons. I have a particular interest in turning the program around.”
Sturgeon’s father retweeted a video of San Antonio Spurs coach Greg Popovich speaking about gun control just hours before the Louisville shooting. Todd Sturgeon retweeted a video clip by reporter Tom Orsborn captioned: “Pop used the last 10 minutes of its pre-game press to blast ‘cowardly clueless lawmakers’ for their inaction on gun control in the wake of the mass shootings that plagued America. Their inaction, he said, helped make the US the world’s “laughing stock.”
5. Connor Sturgeon, who appears to have no criminal record, wrote “God & Basketball” on his Instagram profile
Connor Sturgeon appears to have no Kentucky or Indiana criminal records or arrests, according to a filing search conducted by Heavy. Sturgeon has lived in Louisville since 2022. He previously lived with his family in Greenville, Indiana, and Indianapolis, Indiana.
An old Instagram profile for Sturgeon doesn’t appear to have been updated in several years. He wrote in the bio section of the social media page God and Basketball. A recent Instagram profile with the username @csturg41 was removed after the shooting. A Facebook page for Connor Sturgeon could not be found by Heavy and it was not immediately clear if he had other active social media pages.
Sturgeon’s family, including his parents and brother, could not be reached by Heavy for comment. This article will be updated as more information about Sturgeon and the shooting becomes available.
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